About Biomon

BioMon Netherlands Center for Genetic Biodiversity Assessment has a strong ambition: 

BioMon wants to become the leading knowledge center for high-quality genetic biomonitoring and assessment in the Netherlands and beyond.

Bundling forces
BioMon is a unique collaboration between Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Center for Environmental Sciences at Leiden University, KWR Watercycle Research Institute and BaseClear. We combine state-of-the-art infrastructure of high-tech laboratories, market knowledge and customer focus with unique genetic reference databases and leading expertise in the areas of taxonomy, ecology, evolution and genetics.

Basis in scientific research
With our scientific research we support our market products and we have the knowledge to continue to innovate methods of genetic BioMonitoring. This combination of scientific and commercial expertise and infrastructure is special, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

About the partners
The four partners bring their expertise together in BioMon.

The power of BioMon:

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Proven high-quality customer-oriented work
  • State-of-the-art interpretation of data
  • Forerunners of new techniques (innovation, excellent scientific research)

Naturalis Biodiversity Center 
Naturalis is the national research institute in the field of biodiversity and manages one of the largest natural history collections in the world. Naturalis not only has an excellent reference collection - including DNA library - but also scientists in the field of genetics and bioinformatics and excellent research facilities. 

Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University 
CML is one of the leading institutes in the field of environmental sustainability worldwide. CML contributes to sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources. CML has excellent field lab facilities and expertise in the field of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem analysis.

KWR Watercycle Research Institute
KWR is an important partner in the Dutch water cycle in making innovations applicable. KWR researchers work at the cutting edge of science, business and society. There is a lot of expertise in the field of water quality, water technology and microbial processes. KWR has excellent and certified laboratory facilities.

The renowned and high-quality lab facilities of BaseClear offer superior quality DNA / RNA sequencing and bioinformatics. At BaseClear there is a lot of expertise in the area of microbial genomics.

Facilities and expertise

We bundle state-of-the-art infrastructure of high-tech laboratories and market knowledge with unique genetic reference databases and leading expertise in taxonomy, ecology, evolution and genetics. 

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